Category Archives: Currently Reading

Things to do in October when you Dread

Here’s a few quick suggestions

The Kasturi/Files on Speculative Chic

Follow Sandra Kasturi and Gemma Files as they recap a bunch of movies.

There have been 3 so far. The Haunting, The Thing, and Midsommar. If they recap Viy and The Boxer’s Omen, it’s because I asked nicely enough.

Watch Draug, which is finally available on many streaming services after several years in production. It’s got beautiful lighting, but unless you speak Swedish, you’ll need to be in the mood for subtitles. Medieval witch horror.

Listen to some of the many episodes of the Outer Dark podcast. The latest is Female, Binary, and Queer Bodies in a Weird Space (#55) with Sunny Moraine, Craig Laurence Gidney, Damian Angelica Walters, Laura Blackwell, Zin E Rocklynn

Dim Shores has a new book available from Brooke Warra

Dig into this history of ballet in horror (and please share all your dance horror titles for literature and film).

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Another reminder to back up your hard drive frequently

Yesterday my laptop died all of a sudden. Luckily I am in a position to replace it, but discovering all the files I hadn’t backed up in the past week has been disappointing.

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Time out

Not feeling like engaging much, with the main reason being the insanity to the South and bad election results followed by insanity here. Too much time also spent fixing others mistakes, or situations that should never have existed in the first place. All unpaid labour, of course. But I am reading a new Donald Pulker story… so maybe I’ll be back sooner instead of later.

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Books and cats

Gigi got her nails done! Hopefully this keeps the scratching down.

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Women in Horror 2018

Because timing for everything is so far off what I thought it’d be, I have no idea if I’ll be able to do anything specific to celebrate Women in Horror this year, but I’ll try. Here’s some of what I’m planning for the month, and some creators (and locals) who I think are worth knowing about. Continue reading

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Quebec trip

My wife got to attend 3 conferences over a week in Quebec City, and to catch a breather from packing, I got to join her for a long weekend. I don’t get a lot of vacations so hopefully you don’t begrudge me this. Here is the view from the Quebec City airport.

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